Young, old, black, white, rich and poor - amidst the numerous boundaries drawn between people in our churches, there is a very stark line drawn between the urban and suburban Christians. In Linking Arms, Linking Lives, Ron Sider, John Perkins and two additional contributors look beyond the common sterotypes typified in our church communities, and make a compelling case for partnerships that cross the urban/suburban boundary. In order to enact effective ministries to the poor, these partnerships between believers are absolutely essential if communities are to be transformed by the power of the Gospel.
Providing guidelines for powerful partnerships, this practical resource addresses the changing socio-economic and cultural landscape, while drawing upon the wisdom of development practitioners, pastors, and theologians. The result of gleaning from this growing network of partnerships is a gospel-oriented foundation with sound and workable guidelines. All who are interested in finding viable ways to help the poor, will welcome this thoughtful and hope-filled book.